Los Angeles County’s sales tax rate take effect July 1

Los Angeles County’s sales tax rate take effect July 1

Sacramento – The half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 – Measure M – took effect on July 1, 2017. The increase will apply to every city and unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, bringing the countywide sales and use tax rate to 9.25 percent. “The sales tax increase enacted […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·

Exercise prudence on martial law statements, Escudero tells Panelo

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo should “exercise more prudence” in his statements over martial law in Mindanao, following the latter’s remark that another proclamation is necessary should Congress deem an extension unnecessary. “If its for the same area and to address the same threat, it […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Sylvia Sanchez reveals Arjo’s secret to acting prowess

Sylvia Sanchez reveals Arjo’s secret to acting prowess

Arjo Atayde’s outstanding performance on “MMK” Saturday has again proven his impeccable acting skills, after the episode earned excellent reviews. Atayde, who used to portray a tough villain on “Ang Probinsyano,” played renowned Pinoy fashion designer Rocky Gathercole. Many netizens gave Atayde a thumbs up; some even called him the best actor of his generation. […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·
AFP to give martial law assessment as early as next week

AFP to give martial law assessment as early as next week

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines will hand its assessment on the Mindanao martial law next week at the earliest. In an interview with reporters after the Mindanao Hour briefing in Malacañang on Friday, military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said President Rodrigo Duterte could expect the assessment before the […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

SC: Unjustified fears, past experience should not cloud martial law significance

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) –Supreme Court justices believe fears and apprehensions stemming from the nation’s traumatic experience during the Marcos years should not dilute the significance of the imposition of martial law for the promotion of public safety. Affirming President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao aimed at crushing ISIS-inspired militants, the SC said […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News ·
Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

Duterte’s pardon of political prisoners a ‘positive gesture,’ says solon

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — A left-leaning lawmaker on Friday welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to pardon 10 political prisoners, describing it as a “very positive gesture” ahead of the fifth round of peace talks eyed in August. “This bodes well for the continuation of the peace negotiations,” Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos […]

14.07.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Lee Torres, First-Ever General Manager Promoted from within Pechanga Resort & Casino

Lee Torres, First-Ever General Manager Promoted from within Pechanga Resort & Casino

The Pechanga Development Corporation’s Board of Directors has named the first-ever general manager to be promoted from within Pechanga Resort & Casino, voted the #1 casino in the country by the readers of USA Today. Mr. Lee Torres, with nearly 20 years of experience in the gaming industry, has been an integral part of our leadership […]

24.06.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, Happenings, News ·
Skyrocketing prices in Marawi, nearby areas not true — DTI chief

Skyrocketing prices in Marawi, nearby areas not true — DTI chief

MANILA, June 3 (Mabuhay) — Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Saturday belied reports of skyrocketing prices of prime commodities in MarawiCity and nearby areas despite the enforcement of a price freeze. “All areas outside Marawi are reported to have normal flow of goods and normal prices. Good inventory. No price increases. Even in IliganCity and […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Is Alex ready to have her own baby?

Is Alex ready to have her own baby?

From being the family’s bunso, Alex Gonzaga is now transitioning into a tita. With Seve’s arrival, the 29-year-old comedienne is no longer the baby of the Gonzaga family. But she’s fine with that. In fact, she enjoys every bit and piece of being a tita to her first nephew. Gonzaga has launched on her Instagram […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News ·
Shooting incident could not defeat our spirit — Resorts World Manila

Shooting incident could not defeat our spirit — Resorts World Manila

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Travelers International Hotel Group Inc., the operator of Resorts World Manila, on Friday expressed grief over the recent shooting incident at its hotel and casino in PasayCity. “This cowardly act of a deranged mind will not defeat the spirit on which Resorts World Manila was built,” the company said in […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Arci no longer hoping for reconciliation with ex-BF

Arci no longer hoping for reconciliation with ex-BF

Arci Munoz does not think there is still a chance for her to get back with her former boyfriend, local rock artist Badi del Rosario, the son of Brunei’s Prince Jefri Bolkiah. While admitting that she was initially hoping for a reconciliation, Munoz said she no longer believes that this is possible. “Hindi na po […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Military eyes end of Marawi conflict in 3 days

Military eyes end of Marawi conflict in 3 days

MANILA, June 5 (Mabuhay) — The military said Monday it is exploring all means to end the conflict in MarawiCity, which started last May 23, in the next 3 days, as President Rodrigo Duterte instructed. Despite the short time frame, Colonel Edgard Arevalo, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), assured the safety […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Kiko Pangilinan: Martial law extension must be justified in joint session

Kiko Pangilinan: Martial law extension must be justified in joint session

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Friday said an extension to the 60-day martial law period imposed over Mindanao must be justified before Congress in joint session. “We will wait for the justification of any extension and Congress must convene in a joint session to deliberate on any extension,” Pangilinan said […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Palace condoles with kin of Resorts World Manila incident victims

Palace condoles with kin of Resorts World Manila incident victims

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday extended its sympathies to the family and loved ones of those who died during a gunfire incident in Resorts World Manila. “The Palace wishes to express its deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the Resorts World Manila’s latest incident,” presidential spokesman Ernesto […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
ISIS not behind Resorts World incident — AFP

ISIS not behind Resorts World incident — AFP

MANILA, Jun 3 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has dismissed claims made by the international terror group ISIS that it was behind Friday’s attack in Resorts World Manila in PasayCity, where at least 38 people, including the lone gunman, died. AFP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, said Saturday claims made by […]

09.06.2017 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

PHL lauds Chinese President Xi for success of Belt and Road Initiative

BEIJING, May 14 – The Philippine government lauded Chinese Pres. Xi Jinping for the success of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a high-profile economic event here attended by 29 world leaders including President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs described the Belt and Road Initiative as a “bold […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Asian News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Jones Bridge paintings turned over for Jones Law Centennial Celebration

Jones Bridge paintings turned over for Jones Law Centennial Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two paintings of the William A. Jones Memorial Bridge in Manila were turned over to the Richmond County Museum and the family of Congressman William Atkinson Jones on 12 May 2017, as part of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Philippine Autonomy Act, otherwise known as the Jones Act for Philippine […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Coco Martin’s brother wins at Harlem film festival in New York

Coco Martin’s brother wins at Harlem film festival in New York

“Pamilya Ordinaryo” stars Hasmine Killip and Ronwaldo Martin claimed the top acting honors at the Harlem International Film Festival held in New York last week. Killip won Best Actress while Martin, younger brother of Coco Martin, took home Best Actor for their roles as teenage parents who steal on the streets to make a living. […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News ·
Sam Milby releases first album in 6 years

Sam Milby releases first album in 6 years

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — After six years, actor-singer Sam Milby finally has a new album. Entitled “Sam:12,” the album released by Star Music is part of Milby’s 12th anniversary in show business. “The long wait is over now. I am back with my music. I hope you enjoy all the tracks,” said Milby, who […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Anne Curtis featured on Vogue

Anne Curtis featured on Vogue

  MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – After “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” judge SandaraPark, “It’s Showtime” host Anne Curtis makes it to the website of Vogue. In an article published on May 11, Vogue referred to Curtis as “the Filipino-Aussie actress with effortless style.” After mentioning Curtis’ beginnings in showbiz, Vogue gave its readers a glimpse of […]

19.05.2017 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·